Pterynotus tripterus, copyright Shells Passion.

Belongs within: Muricidae.

Pterynotus is a genus of murexes with a trivaricate shell bearing more or less expanded varical flanges.

<==Pterynotus Swainson 1833 [=Pterymurex Rovereto 1899] RA75
    |  i. s.: P. barclayi Reeve 1857 WG71
    |         P. fulgens Houart 1988 BC01
    |         P. patagiatus Hedley 1912 WG71
    |         P. phaneus (Dall 1889) A88
    |         P. undosus Vokes 1993 MG-H11
    |--‘Purpura’ alatus Röding 1798 [incl. Murex pinnatus Swainson 1822, *Pterynotus pinnatus] RA75
    |--P. (Naquetia Jousseaume 1880) WG71, RA75
    |    |--P. (*N.) triqueter (Born 1778) WG71, RA75 [=Murex triqueter RA75]
    |    |--‘Naquetia’ fosteri D’Attilio & Hertz 1987 BC01
    |    |--P. (N.) permaestus Hedley 1915 WG71
    |    `--P. (P.) tripterus Born 1778 WG71
    `--P. (Pterochelus Jousseaume 1880) WG71, RA75
         |--P. (*P.) acanthopterus (Lamarck 1816) MG-H11, RA75 [=Murex acanthopterus RA75]
         |--P. (P.) angasi Crosse 1863 WG71 [=Murex (P.) angasi F27]
         |--P. (P.) bednalli Brazier 1877 WG71
         |--P. (P.) duffusi Iredale 1936 WG71
         |--P. (P.) eos (Hutton 1873) P61 [=Murex eos F27]
         `--P. (P.) triformis Reeve 1845 WG71 [=Murex (P.) triformis F27]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A88] Askew, T. M. 1988. A new species of pleurotomariid gastropod from the western Atlantic. Nautilus 102 (3): 89–91.

[BC01] Boyko, C. B., & J. R. Cordeiro. 2001. Catalog of Recent type specimens in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History. V. Mollusca, part 2 (class Gastropoda [exclusive of Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata], with supplements to Gastropoda [Opisthobranchia], and Bivalvia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 262: 1–170.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

[P61] Powell, A. W. B. 1961. Shells of New Zealand: An illustrated handbook 4th ed. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited: Christchurch.

[RA75] Radwin, G. E., & A. D’Attilio. 1975. A catalogue of muricacean generic taxa. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 17 (20): 279–292.

[WG71] Wilson, B. R., & K. Gillett. 1971. Australian Shells: illustrating and describing 600 species of marine gastropods found in Australian waters. A. H. & A. W. Reed: Sydney.

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